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1.88 | 13 ratings | 1 reviews | 31% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Canario
2. All I Want Is You

Line-up / Musicians

- Keith Emerson / keyboards
- Greg Lake / vocals, bass, electric & acoustic guitar
- Carl Palmer / drums, percussion

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EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Canario ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(31%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(23%)
Good, but non-essential (8%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (31%)

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Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
1 stars The Very Best of Love Beach (in 2 tracks).

I find it difficult to review this single without a smirk on my face especially as this comes from the much maligned ELP anti-classic "Love Beach". It even features a picture sleeve with those cheesy grinning beach bums, with open neck shirts, sink plug medallions adorning hairy chests and interminable Hawaiian palm trees waving listlessly in the breeze. The single is a close up of the infamous cover, and it's better as you cannot see the cliches of beach grass and surf; the desert island cliche. Dang, that album is a bonafide stinker, so releasing a single from it is almost prog suicide, but here it is.

Side 1 is the best song on the whole album, the wonderful Emerson dominated instrumental Canario, showing what the band were still capable when they were'nt selling out to cheesy love songs; side 2 is a cheesy love song, one of the many that permeate and infest the album, the sappy love ballad by Lake, All I Want Is You. The female audience apparently loved this type of drivel smeared tripe. Both tracks are perhaps the very best of "Love Beach" so in essence this little single could effectively replace the detestable album entirely. Perhaps that makes this a worthy purchase alone; and it certainly is a collectors item.

The single is a curiosity item. You don't need to play it, just have it in your collection for a laugh to bring out occasionally and show your friends, "hey guys, I have the single from "Love Beach!" Your friends may retort, "no... really???" In all seriousness this single is a 1 star collectors item that should be dug out of any bargain bin for the simply perplexing reason that it actually exists.

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